Last night, the Oneonta Tigers beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-1 in a New York-Penn League game [Class A]. Not much news there, huh?
Except that the game went 26 innings.
Wow. Nearly three full games worth of innings were played to determine a winner. They was 21 innings that went by without so much as a run scored. Brooklyn jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first....and Oneonta tied it at the top of the 4th. It stayed 1-1 from that 4th inning all the way to the 26th...where Oneonta exploded for 5 runs and mercifully ended this marathon.
You get some nicely skewed box scores after a game like this. Oneonta's DH Santo De Leon, center field Deick Stram and right fielder Brennen Boesch each went 1-for-12 in that game. Not to be outdone, two Brooklyn players went 0-for-10. Ouch! Four players in this game struck out four times. Oneota's Stram [pictured above] did make his 1 hit count...as he hit the game winning two-run single in the top of the 26th inning.
The game took 6 hours and 4 minutes to play. Fifteen pitchers were used. There was 41 players who appeared in the game. A total of 34 hits, 36 strikeouts, 43 runners left on base and 7 errors.
The Tigers play State College tonight at 7pm. Brooklyn travels to Jamestown.